In this New Year there is nothing else more than prayers we all need to see us through the uncertainty that pervades our society. A dear friend and brother of mine sent me this and I thought I could share this with you all. As you pray these words mean them in your heart and the blessings of the Lord which makes rich and adds with it no sorrow will follow accordingly.
“Yesterday morning, I woke with the words of an ancient prayer in my mind.
I looked it up on the internet and realised it is a prayer of St Patrick
This is how it goes:
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.
Of whom all nature hath creation,
eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.”